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The Daily Post

Judy Caldwell-Midero, Piedmont Parent's web editor/assistant editor, blogs every day about news and events that are going on either in our area or on a national realm. Bringing together hot topics with local ties is what keeps her perspective on the news interesting.

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The Frugal Family

These days, we're all looking for ways to trim the budget and find ways to have fun with the family without spending a lot of money. Now Piedmont Parent's team is sharing our tips and local finds with you. Check out this blog for local bargains, savvy shopping tips and ways to save your family money, without feeling strapped to a budget.
We're also looking to hear from you! Do you have some great money-saving ideas? Are you a pro when it comes to bargain hunting? Email us your tips, and if yours is chosen to be published you'll be entered in a monthly drawing.

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Piedmont Ponderings

Myra Wright, familiar to you as our editor, also blogs in Piedmont Ponderings. It's a great outlet for her creative sense of humor, and she brings some great perspective to life in King as the mother of three kids.

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Movies for Kids

Andrea Fisher is a writer, movie lover, and content specialist for 4tv. She has been published in a variety of publications, including the Chicago Tribune and Business Insider. Check out more of her tips @andreafisher007.

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Recalls and Safety Alerts

Your most important job is to keep your family safe, so we're making it our job to keep you informed about the latest safety issues with the toys, clothing, products and equipment you use every day.

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Blending it Up

Karen Alley is a busy mom of a blended family made up of three kids ages 18, 8 and 5. In addition to running around keeping up with high school, elementary school and preschool needs she also works as a writer and editor at karenalleywriting.com.

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P.O.W.E.R.ful Thoughts

Welcome to my blog, P.O.W.E.R.ful Thoughts! I've been blessed to work at an amazing facility, Proehlific Park, in Greensboro, where the focus is on the P.O.W.E.R. of Play! Follow my adventures as I share with you the latest news on youth sports, activities, nutrition and information on how to be a fit and healthy family. To learn more about me, my family, and my role at Proehlific Park, click here.

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Adventures in Homeschooling

If you're a homeschooling mom or pondering the idea, this is the blog for you. Join Flora, an artist and her crew of two lively young girls in the adventures of homeschooling! It's a blog about conquering your fears, and is full of tools and tips. She'll share successes, mishaps, mentoring from other moms, and her favorite serendipity moments. A creative outlet to help each other find that much needed balance, sense of community, and mommy quiet time in the journey of motherhood! Grab your favorite mug and get comfy...

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Ramblin’ Around

Ramblin’ Around

Stephanie is a mom who believes in learning by doing. She loves to take her boys Andrew, 7, and Benjamin, 5, for interesting experiences around Randolph and Guilford Counties, and surrounding areas. Check in weekly to see where they've visited and what they've been doing.

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Let’s Make a Mess

Let’s Make a Mess

Laura is the mother of three lively girls who share her passion for creating. You will often find these ladies up to their elbows in a beautiful mess, whether it's at the craft table, decorating around the house, or in the kitchen. They like to experiment with new ideas for projects, and look forward to sharing them with you in her blog, "Let's Make a Mess."

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Moonshine Mama

Moonshine Mama

With roots in Mayberry, Kristi Johnson Marion is a lover of writing, Southern literature, art, and enjoying all that the Winston-Salem area has to offer her family. Her blog, Moonshine Mama, was named for her Southern heritage and one of her daughter's favorite poems, "Half Moonshine" by Judith Viorst. Kristi also writes for Forsyth Woman Magazine, Forsyth Family Magazine, MyWinston-Salem.com and her own blog, SouthernAsBiscuits.com.

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Night and Day: Life Changes for a New Dad

Night and Day: Life Changes for a New Dad

Mark Geary is a new dad and an award-winning reporter at WFMY News 2 in Greensboro. His daughter, Lyla, was born in July 2012, and since then, he has enjoyed the challenges that come with juggling a television career and being a new dad.

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Krispy Kreme's Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19, 2014 7:15 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Today, September 19, is Krispy Kreme's Talk Like a Pirate Day.Talk like a pirate at your local Krispy Kreme and you'll score some treasure in ...Read More
Today, September 19, is Krispy Kreme's Talk Like a Pirate Day.Talk like a pirate at your local Krispy Kreme and you'll score some treasure in ...Read More
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Fall festivals season begins now

September 18, 2014 11:09 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Happy Friday! Fall has swept into the Triad with a slew of festivals and community celebrations. Have a look at our top event picks and ...Read More
Happy Friday! Fall has swept into the Triad with a slew of festivals and community celebrations. Have a look at our top event picks and ...Read More
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Heartstrings begins new speaker series

September 17, 2014 9:14 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

In collaboration with Novant Health, Heartstrings is hosting Living With Hope, a four-part speaker series featuring an upcoming presentation on "Parenting After Loss" by Katie ...Read More
In collaboration with Novant Health, Heartstrings is hosting Living With Hope, a four-part speaker series featuring an upcoming presentation on "Parenting After Loss" by Katie ...Read More
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Moe's Free Queso Day on Thursday, September 18

September 17, 2014 7:37 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

The annual Free Queso Day at Moe's Southwest Grill is back again for a fifth year. On Thursday, September 18, score a free 6 oz. ...Read More
The annual Free Queso Day at Moe's Southwest Grill is back again for a fifth year. On Thursday, September 18, score a free 6 oz. ...Read More
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GCM offers free workshops for young digital artists

September 16, 2014 9:54 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Greensboro Children's Museum (GCM) invites kids ages 8-12 and teens ages 13-16 to participate in free animation workshops with digital artists and educators from ...Read More
The Greensboro Children's Museum (GCM) invites kids ages 8-12 and teens ages 13-16 to participate in free animation workshops with digital artists and educators from ...Read More
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Nature Center to host bird-themed family activity at Carousel Festival

September 15, 2014 9:58 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Nature Center at Glencoe (TNC) will make its first public appearance at the Carousel Festival in Burlington City Park on September 20 and 21.The ...Read More
The Nature Center at Glencoe (TNC) will make its first public appearance at the Carousel Festival in Burlington City Park on September 20 and 21.The ...Read More
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Lexington to host screening of groundbreaking education documentary

September 14, 2014 10:38 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

On Monday, September 29, the Advisory Board of Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy will host a fundraiser screening of the 2013 documentary “If You Build ...Read More
On Monday, September 29, the Advisory Board of Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy will host a fundraiser screening of the 2013 documentary “If You Build ...Read More
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Donate old shoes, get 20 percent off a new pair at StrideRite

September 14, 2014 10:19 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Now through September 30, donate an old pair of shoes at Triad StrideRite stores and get 20 percent off a new pair. This offer is ...Read More
Now through September 30, donate an old pair of shoes at Triad StrideRite stores and get 20 percent off a new pair. This offer is ...Read More
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High-flying shows, festivals and art. What more could you want in a weekend?

September 12, 2014 7:57 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Happy Friday. This weekend is a veritable grab-bag of exciting and educational events. From high-flying aviation displays to arts festivals, the Triad is anything but ...Read More
Happy Friday. This weekend is a veritable grab-bag of exciting and educational events. From high-flying aviation displays to arts festivals, the Triad is anything but ...Read More
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New grant helps GCM launch K-2 financial literacy program

September 10, 2014 10:21 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Greensboro Children’s Museum will launch a new financial literacy program with funds made possible from a $25,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation.“Smart Money” ...Read More
The Greensboro Children’s Museum will launch a new financial literacy program with funds made possible from a $25,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation.“Smart Money” ...Read More
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40 percent off towels at Pottery Barn Kids

September 10, 2014 9:08 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Pottery Barn kids is now offering beach towels and wraps at 40 percent off. ...Read More
Pottery Barn kids is now offering beach towels and wraps at 40 percent off. ...Read More
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N.C. Zoo announces second field research camp for young scientists

September 9, 2014 10:14 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The North Carolina Zoo this summer held a Field Research Camp for budding and based on the positive response from campers, the zoo has announced ...Read More
The North Carolina Zoo this summer held a Field Research Camp for budding and based on the positive response from campers, the zoo has announced ...Read More
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Old Salem gears up for harvest Sunday social

September 9, 2014 8:02 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

St. Philips Heritage Center at Old Salem Museums & Gardens is hosting a Sunday Social on Sept. 21 from 1-3:30 p.m. The social will feature ...Read More
St. Philips Heritage Center at Old Salem Museums & Gardens is hosting a Sunday Social on Sept. 21 from 1-3:30 p.m. The social will feature ...Read More
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Everyday Favorites sale at Carter's

September 8, 2014 10:15 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Shop Carter's at Friendly Center in Greensboro and get up to 60 percent off all everyday favorites. Sale ends September 22. ...Read More
Shop Carter's at Friendly Center in Greensboro and get up to 60 percent off all everyday favorites. Sale ends September 22. ...Read More
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Celebrate literacy in the Triad and beyond

September 7, 2014 10:25 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Today, September 8, we celebrate the 39th International Literacy Day. The theme for this year’s event is “Literacy and Sustainable Development.” UNESCO this month released ...Read More
Today, September 8, we celebrate the 39th International Literacy Day. The theme for this year’s event is “Literacy and Sustainable Development.” UNESCO this month released ...Read More
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Sidewalk Sip-N-See at Rolly's

September 5, 2014 9:21 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Rolly's in Winston-Salem's Thruway Center will be hosting a Sidewalk Sip-N-See September 5 and 6. Sale items will be up to 50 percent off. ...Read More
Rolly's in Winston-Salem's Thruway Center will be hosting a Sidewalk Sip-N-See September 5 and 6. Sale items will be up to 50 percent off. ...Read More
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Teachers eat free every Tuesday in September at East Coast Wings

September 4, 2014 11:02 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The East Coast Wings Corporation announced that teachers eat free every Tuesday in September from 4 p.m.-close. Show documentation to your server to get discount. ...Read More
The East Coast Wings Corporation announced that teachers eat free every Tuesday in September from 4 p.m.-close. Show documentation to your server to get discount. ...Read More
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September's here, and it brought fun weekend events

September 4, 2014 10:27 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Happy Friday, and welcome to September! This weekend proves just how fun fall in the Triad is. We’re bursting at the seams with festivals and ...Read More
Happy Friday, and welcome to September! This weekend proves just how fun fall in the Triad is. We’re bursting at the seams with festivals and ...Read More
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Support groups offered for families with special needs

September 3, 2014 10:57 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Family Support Network of Central Carolina (FSNCC) has announced several upcoming support groups for families of children with special needs: Moms' Group.Mothers with children ...Read More
The Family Support Network of Central Carolina (FSNCC) has announced several upcoming support groups for families of children with special needs: Moms' Group.Mothers with children ...Read More
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Support groups offered for families with special needs

September 3, 2014 10:57 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Family Support Network of Central Carolina (FSNCC) has announced several upcoming support groups for families of children with special needs: Moms’ Group. Mothers with ...Read More
The Family Support Network of Central Carolina (FSNCC) has announced several upcoming support groups for families of children with special needs: Moms’ Group. Mothers with ...Read More
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50 percent off meals for kid at Bib's

September 3, 2014 9:15 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Bib's in Downtown Winston-Salem offers 50 percent off meals for kids Monday through Thursday after 4 p.m. (with the purchase of an adult meal). ...Read More
Bib's in Downtown Winston-Salem offers 50 percent off meals for kids Monday through Thursday after 4 p.m. (with the purchase of an adult meal). ...Read More
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High Point Cycling Classic features extensive kids zone

September 2, 2014 10:50 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

This weekend’s High Point Cycling Classic will feature the Bobby Labonte Foundation Kids Zone on Friday, September 5 from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, September 6 ...Read More
This weekend’s High Point Cycling Classic will feature the Bobby Labonte Foundation Kids Zone on Friday, September 5 from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, September 6 ...Read More
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Baby Safety Month deals at Babies R US

September 1, 2014 9:23 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Babies R Us-Greensboro celebrates Baby Safety Month with "The Great Giveaway." In-store only, get a free Motorola Color Video Monitor ($100 value) with the purchase ...Read More
Babies R Us-Greensboro celebrates Baby Safety Month with "The Great Giveaway." In-store only, get a free Motorola Color Video Monitor ($100 value) with the purchase ...Read More
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Crosby Scholars accepting applications

September 1, 2014 2:54 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

If you are the parent of a college-minded middle or high school student in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, take note. Crosby Scholars is accepting applications through ...Read More
If you are the parent of a college-minded middle or high school student in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, take note. Crosby Scholars is accepting applications through ...Read More
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Bye, August. Thanks for another great weekend

August 29, 2014 7:58 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Ah, August, we hardly knew ye. The Triad’s getting into fall mode with a long Labor Day weekend and some fun family events. Check out ...Read More
Ah, August, we hardly knew ye. The Triad’s getting into fall mode with a long Labor Day weekend and some fun family events. Check out ...Read More
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